Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Alex Mitchell

Capturing the Moment: Geoff Dyer in Interview

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Over the course of three novels and eight non-fiction books, addressing subjects as diverse as jazz, D.H. Lawrence, World War One and John Berger, Geoff Dyer has quietly become one of the most interesting and admired writers of his generation. His work has become particularly known for the distinctive approach he takes to the thin […]

Closing the Circle: Jonathan Coe In Interview

Friday, April 1st, 2005

In recent years, few British authors have managed to straddle the line between critical acclaim and commercial success quite as effectively as Jonathan Coe. Much admired for his earlier novels, such as The Accidental Woman, The House Of Sleep and, in particular the era-defining What A Carve Up!, Coe with 2001's The Rotters Club went […]

The Robert Johnson Of Middle England. A review of Made To Love Magic, by Nick Drake.

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

In the early 1970s wistful young male singer / songwriters were ten a penny. It would have been a remarkably fortunate trip to your local joss-stick permeated record shop that at some point did not entail hearing the latest melancholic dirge from the likes of Al Stewart, Cat Stevens or James Taylor. If Nick Drake, […]